Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Boise10/21/2015Spencer Madsen When considering plantation shutters in Boise, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. We compare faux wood shutters side by side with wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more. Materials Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that leads to added energy efficiency and durability. We developed this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the classic look of wood to any room in your Boise home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Boise. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than similar wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient . The only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are made from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for 50+ with appropriate upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the world. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are the highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Boise home. Cleaning Both faux wood and wood shutters can be dusted easily. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. And we bring you a selection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. Ovation wood shutters stand out when stained with one of our 28 wood stains. Custom Built Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom built to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our professionals measure the window to design shutter panels that are elegant and operate without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Boise home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit seamlessly. Our experts consider every curve and angle. And with our latest computer software and 40+ years of experience, we craft your real wood and faux wood shutters to the specifications of your specialty shaped window. Summary: Polywood Shutters vs. Ovation Wood Shutters Polywood Shutters Ovation Wood Shutters Materials Synthetic composite Teak Energy Efficiency Highest (insulates 70% better than equivalent wood shutter) High Durability 50+ years 50+ years Cleaning Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag Colors Premium white paints, custom color matching paints 11 Paint colors, 28 wood stains Custom Built All custom made All custom made Special Shapes Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door Get More Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more specifics about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Boise and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below today!